Make it Monday: Christmas Tree Marquee

I’m so excited to have my home decorated for the holiday season, and I love adding new decor each year! A recent trip to Hobby Lobby led me to this awesome kit by Heidi Swapp (I have LOVED Heidi ever since I started scrapbooking in college, and her most recent collection did not disappoint!).

I had been planning to update my gallery wall for the holiday, so when I spotted this tree, I knew it’d be the perfect addition! As you can see above, it comes with everything you’d need and it comes together with minimal effort if that’s what you’re seeking.

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Friday Favorites: Holiday Hostess Gifts

Now that we can officially start celebrating Christmas (even though my house has been decorated for a week. ahem, nevermind ;)), I thought it’d be fun to do a round-up of my favorite host/hostess gifts for the busy season of holiday parties!

First up is this set of cheese picks. I mean. So cute, right?! Now, as a cheese lover, I realize I’m biased, but I think these are just adorable! I love the cursive font, I love that they’re wooden, I just love. And, I think these would be perfect for almost any party. Any hostess would love these!

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Make it Monday: Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I love everything about it – the food, the family, the football games, the fall fashion, everything!

Several of my favorite bloggers have created some wonderful, simple tablescapes that could be easily pulled together this week in preparation for the big day.

Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam created this gorgeous tablescape. Check out the details here.

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I’m taking a little blogging break for a Hawaiian getaway. I’ll be back next Friday!

In the meantime, I’ll be here….

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Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat for updates from our trip. Have a great weekend and week!

Party on!
JW

Tasty Tuesday: Political Partying

Well, we made it to the end of election season. Finally! No matter who you voted for, I think one thing we can all agree on is we’re glad it’s coming to an end. And of course, for me, that means only one thing – this is a perfect reason to celebrate!

I’m traveling home from out of town tonight, so our Political Party won’t be anything fancy, but it’ll still be a great way to watch the votes come in and cheer on our candidates.

I found a great Star Spangled Sangria recipe that will be a perfect cocktail for the party. And, bonus, it’s super simple. You , too, could make a pit stop at the grocery store on your way home today (I know, I know, that’s everyone’s favorite thing to do…) and have this ready for tonight!

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Make it Monday: Get Cozy!

There’s been a chill in the air here in the Pacific Northwest, so that has me feeling really excited about the recent refresh I did in our bedroom to make it extra cozy for fall!

I recently discovered Crane and Canopy, and ordered one of their amazing cable knit blankets. Side note: I loved ordering from Crane and Canopy. I got status updates every step of the way (I got an email when my order was received, shipped, and out for delivery! Love that!), and the box came with a handwritten note and a little sachet of lavender so my new blanket smelled lovely upon arrival. The cable knit blanket is super heavy, oversized and oh, so cozy!

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Friday Favorites: October Round-up

And just like that, October is over! It was a fun month around here – lots of parties and celebrating to be had and today I’m sharing my favorite October celebrations!

First up was a little weeknight celebration I put together for Chelsea’s birthday! This low-key celebration was quick to come together and the perfect way to celebrate in the middle of a busy week. You can read all about it here.Β chels-bday-3

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